Foundation Learning

Our Foundation Learning programme provides essential preparation for vocational courses, apprenticeships, internships, or employment. Spanning one to two years, it caters to individuals aged 16 to 19, as well as those out of education, employment, or training, focusing on personal skill enhancement.

Aligned with The Prince’s Trust, our courses bridge educational gaps and future aspirations. Available across our Enfield, Gunnersbury Park, and Mottingham campuses, our programme offers flexibility for students with varying GCSE grades. We offer tailored support, including one-to-one consultations and specialised provision for School Links students at our Enfield Campus.

The aim of Foundation Learning is to nurture your personal, social, and employability skills. Students participate in diverse class-based and practical activities, gaining exposure to the land-based industry and earning necessary qualifications in maths and English.

These courses suit 16 to 18-year-olds with minimal formal qualifications, as well as 16 to 23-year-olds with EHCPs. Applicants should enjoy outdoor work and practical activities, meeting the English and maths Entry Level 2 requirement.


The Prince's Trust and Land Based Studies (Entry 3)

Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Intermediate Diploma (Level 2)

The Prince's Trust - Certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills (Level 1)

Did you know?

We have a farm and two zoos across our London campuses.

Foundation Learning should enable more young people to achieve greater economic and social well-being.

More than 80% of our Foundation Learning students stay at Capel Manor College and progress onto one of our vocational pathways.


Our Foundation Learning offering is available at our Crystal Palace Park, Enfield, Gunnersbury Park and Mottingham campuses.

All campuses are home to the College’s animal collections, enabling students to learn about a variety of animal species first-hand.

Students at our Crystal Palace Park and Gunnersbury Park campuses, benefit from being situated within beautiful parks, whilst students at our Enfield Campus have access to our 30-acre estate which includes 60 picturesque gardens. Our Mottingham Campus also boasts picturesque grounds and gardens.

The College has an excellent pastoral team and is well-engaged in supporting our young people in their transition from school into further education. Anne, Transition Manager - Glebe School